WHAT IS COUPEROSE?
Couperose means the visible presence of capillaries in the face. This not only worsens the overall appearance of the skin, but can also cause complaints, such as a burning sensation and sometimes even pain. Couperose is quite difficult to treat because the blood always tends to form collaterals (new blood vessels). That is why you can never assume a lasting result when treating this.
FACTORS THAT aggravate COUPEROSE
- Spicy food
- Extreme heat / cold
HOW TO TREAT COUPEROSE?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. This technique uses a flash lamp that gives light pulses. The oxyhaemoglobin (red dye in the blood) present in the vessels absorbs the light energy and converts it into heat. The heat damages the blood vessel wall, causing it to collapse and disappear over time. The treatment will gradually fade the vessels. For optimal results, an average of 3 treatments is required.
BEFORE THE TREATMENT
You will have an intake interview before the treatment. Photos will be taken for your medical dossier. The treatment itself is performed without anesthesia and takes an average of fifteen to thirty minutes. The flash of light creates a feeling that is comparable to an elastic band that is shot against the skin.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
The first hours after treatment, redness and mild swelling may appear. It will disappear after a few hours to a day. If you suffer from a burning sensation, at home you can cool down the skin with a wet cloth. We advise you to adhere to the following advice 24 hours after treatment:
- Do not exercise
- Do not drink alcohol
- No spicy food
- No sauna
WHEN CAN’T YOU BE TREATED?
- you are pregnant
- you have been in the sun for less than 4 weeks before the treatment
- you use medicines that make your skin photosensitive
The condition is considered as cosmetic treatment and therefore are usually not reimbursed.
Couperose treatment……………..from € 75,-
Camouflage therapy……………………….€ 50,-
for 30 minutes